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that opened up hope for six and a half million people. the problem is the united states has never been very good, whether it's in afghanistan, iraq, in creating an alternative and the bol line is the united states basically walked away when it came to how do you create a new state, how do you facilitate the diverse forces, whether it's the tribal elements, more than 300 militias that had formed during that brief eight-month involvement, how do you stem the flow of weaponry and create an alternative. if you saw charlie wilson's war, at the very ending of the movie when he says i raised all this money, billions of dollars for arms to the opposition to fight off the soviets but i couldn't raise a couple of million dollars for education. it's the same kind of problem. we're not good at figuring out what alternatives are and as a result libya destabilized and a lot of the arms that went into libya, a lot of the forces that were militarized flowed not just into mali and algeria but across a huge chunk of northwest africa. as a result you see a huge destabilization that's affect in turn little tun
direction in fairness, right after this break. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> all right. if it's saturday morning, it's tax policy here on "up." we're talking about the deal that was struck this past week to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. i want to give people a sense of the size of the tax increase we're talking about. it's about .2% of "gameday." .2% of gdp, take a look at historical comparison. the big tax rate that ronald reagan did in 1982 was 1% of gdp. if you look at the first clinton budget which we remember as an iconic moment of raising taxes, that was .6% of gdp. so this is in the historical sense quite a relatively low amount of tax hiking in an historic al perspective of raising other taxes. this to me before we went to break i said was a big question.
up to the plate because you cannot just rely on executive orders. i'll tell you, my son was a united states marine artillery officer, so guns are part of my family, but i was an urban mayor. i had to deal with gun violence all the time and i saw it doesn't just shatter lives of families but completely disrupts neighborhoods. this is, to me, an important issue for a lot of people. >> is it something you want to see prioritized though? one of the things that is interesting to me is the president right now is at his highest approval rating in a while. this is the natural ebb and flow. it usually builds up after winning re-election. there are a lot of things in the agenda space. you pay off a limited budget right? you can purchase things with that political capital. the horror of newtown is such that it has forced this issue to the foreti particularly in the wake of aurora. if you were designing the agenda in the absence of that and obviously you can't do that is this something that you want to see prioritized or are there other things you would put ahead of it? >> no. this is something
the campaign for a man named barack obama to be the president of the united states, you have this obvious issue which is most guys don't know somebody named barack obama. he doesn't look like a lot of voters. joe biden is kind of quintessentially like next door neighbor material. i thought this clip was interesting in 2008, here's joe biden being that kind of validator for voters on specifically, this issue of gups. take a look. >> i guarantee you, barack obama ain't taking my shotguns. so don't buy that malarkey. don't buy it. they're going to start pedalling that to you. i got two. if he tries to fool with my barretta, he has a problem. i like that little over and under. i'm not bad with it. so, give me a break! >> i think that's joe biden threatened to shoot his running mate. is that the subtext of that quote? that to me was quintessentially the role he's played from a kind of commit cal in terms of the image -- crafting the immamg of barack obama and selling him to voters. >> one i'm thrilled that malarkey has been around that long. it's an important word in our history now. but i think wha
. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >> steve ellis. >> you were talking about the flood shuns program and the problems with the flood insurance program and one of the thigs that's interesting when you look at the senate bill is that for sandy relief is that it requires that the corps review its existing projects that were built to provide flood protection and storm damage redux and in six months come back and tell them how they performed but this three months they're start to building new projects so we're essentially, most likely going to put back into place spending billions of dollars, virtually the same structure. we're going to rebuild in a very similar manner with beach replenishment projects and berms and dunes that will keep in harm's way and that's been the problem with
of a cop-out. it's the president of the united states and the diversity of viewpoint and like you said during the break, in terms of people and where they're coming from from a class perspective. >> i think it's interesting not only to think about this in the space of cabinet appointments. the business world is woefully behind everywhere. religious institutions that if we make change in this space we are need to make it across the board. and that it's telling and that there's an interaction of these different groups. >> then there's this resistance to how that's done. the keep question is -- okay, if we all say this is a goal and i think there's a broad, social consensus that it should be a goal, the breakdown comes along implementing it, right? you get into this -- i thought this was very interesting interaction of our one of our second producers found. this is back in clinton -- bill clinton facing the exact same kind of charge and railing to andrea mitchell against the bean counters who were, essentially, auditing his diversity record. take a look. >> i think a president's staff and
to see the united states government be responsible and i think that responsible thing is figuring out a way to not give an additional credit card to a child that is already spent to its borrowing limits without putting in place some sort of regime that changes habits. >> but every time i hear this from someone and particularly someone who does work in financial markets, you have to give me a coherent account of why that is not being priced in right now. everyone will go around saying you have to have long term deficit reduction. trsh r treasuries are trading real interest rates. >> but at some point the music stops. >> you have to give an account why they are not pricing the proper risk of debt. >> first and foremost, i think markets are smart enough to know this is the currency of the world and so on and so forth. second of all, if, you know, if the policymakers in washington, d.c., aren't grown up enough to come up with a scheme that enables us to meet our current obligations which everybody around this table and everyone in the country knows we will, but at the same time be respons
but what unites them is they have the ability because of this technical know-how to do an end-around the obstacles. how did aaron see his actions in that light? >> you know, a lot of people have categoryized aaron's actions as civil disobedience. aaron never had a chance to make his case at trial and the government's legal case was very thin. the documents are actually under protective order. hopefully that with be lifted soon so everybody can see exactly how thin the case was. aaron didn't feel he had committed a crime. aaron felt he had found a loophole and that it was -- you know, the laws around these things are obsolete, they're outdated, they don't keep up with the technical know-how and capacity of people like aaron. and he felt like he was doing something disruptive but not something illegal. >> many of the things aaron did as a software developer were aimed at trying to make it easier for people to reach information. and here he had those special tools to make it easier to reach stuff which is not covered by copyright, these federal cases. >> but, larry, i know you an
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